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Easy Vegetable Soup

No recipe image available.A flavorful, hearty and economical ground beef and vegetable soup that is easy to make and ready to eat in about an hour.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup sliced carrot
1 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup rice
2 (16-ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
3 1/2 cups water
5 teaspoons beef base or bouillon granules
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1 cup frozen green beans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Brown ground beef with chopped onion and crushed garlic clove in a kettle over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Add kidney beans, sliced carrots, sliced celery, uncooked rice, stewed tomatoes, water, beef base, chopped parsley, salt, basil, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes.
  3. Stir in frozen green beans. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

Makes 8 servings.